Under the Private Education Act, legislated in December 2009, a Council for Private Education was set up to regulate the private education industry in Singapore. From 03 October 2016, the Council for Private Education became part of a new statutory board – SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG). Under the new structure, the SSG Board appointed the Committee for Private Education (CPE) to carry out its functions and powers relating to private education under the Private Education Act. All private education institutes (PEIs) are required to comply with the regulations under the Act in order to continue operations.
NISS is registered with CPE under the Enhanced Registration Framework (ERF). We have put the following requirements in place:
CPE, in aiming to enhance the confidence of students and their parents in the quality of education in Singapore, has stipulated that all PEIs must sign a PEI-Student Contract with students. The contract lays out the important terms and conditions governing the relationship between the student and PEI. NISS will honour all terms and conditions spelt out in the contract and in all communication materials.
Prior to signing the Student Contract, all students must also acknowledge in writing that they have read Form 12 (Advisory Note to Students) as stipulated by the CPE.
There will be a cooling-off period of 7 working days after signing the PEI-Student Contract. Students have the right to cancel the contract within the 7 working days and be refunded the highest percentage (as indicated under the refund table in the student contract) of the fees already paid if the students submit a written notice of withdrawal to NISS within the cooling-off period. After the cooling-off period, NISS’s refund policy will apply.